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Welcome

Welcome to Valley Community Baptist Church. We are one church in multiple locations with campuses in Avon and Bristol, CT. Our mission is to honor God and grow in Christ by worshipping God, equipping believers, bringing people to Christ and serving our neighbors. We would be honored to have you join us

Worship Service Times & Styles

We worship together on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m in the Sanctuary in Avon. There's also a service at 10:30 a.m. at the Avon Campus in The Venue. There are communal dinners on most Saturday and Tuesday evenings at the Avon Campus. We also meet as small groups and classes throughout the week.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

Locations

Avon: 590 West Avon Road, Avon, Connecticut. Get directions and contact information.

Bristol: 718 Pine Street, Bristol Connecticut. We meet at Greene-Hills School in Bristol.

Children & Students

We encourage families to worship together on the weekend, and then choose children's programs and communities for middle school and high school students. During the week, we offer age-specific clubs and gatherings for children, middle school and high school students

There are also special events like summer camps, student retreats and the family summit that will help children and parents grow in their relationships with each other and God.

Sermons

At Valley Community Baptist Church, we value knowing the truth of God and obeying His Word. Senior Pastor Jay Abramson is the lead teaching pastor. We invite you to listen to the latest sermon series.

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Christmas at Valley

 

Christmas Eve Services

 

All Christmas Eve services will be in the Sanctuary. Our "overflow" room will be The Venue, which will live-stream the services and be properly decorated for the occasion!

FAMILY SERVICES: 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Pastor Mark Woof will lead these family-friendly Christmas Eve services, including a special kid-friendly message and lots of familiar holiday music for all ages to sing. All those young and restless are invited; these services are a bit noisy and a lot of fun! There is no childcare for these services.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICES: 5 and 7 p.m.

Senior Pastor Jay Abramson leads these joyous and reflective Christmas Eve services, featuring the heart of the Christmas story and traditional carols and music. Childcare available for kids 3 and under.

 

December Worship Schedule

 

DECEMBER 14-15

Valley Avon: Normal worship schedule and communities. Services at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Service in The Venue at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lessons & Carols services at 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (see box at right)

Valley Simsbury: Saturday Mill Pond and Apple Barn Missional Communities will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday Mill Pond MC will meet at 9:30 a.m. Lessons & Carols services at 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday (see box at right)

 

DECEMBER 21-22

Valley Avon: Normal worship schedule and communities. Services at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Service in The Venue at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Valley Simsbury: Saturday Mill Pond and Apple Barn Missional Communities will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday Mill Pond MC will meet at 9:30 a.m.

 

DECEMBER 28-29

Valley Avon: We'll have a limited worship schedule this weekend. The Saturday service will be at 5 p.m., but NO dinner or communities after. On Sunday, we'll worship at 9 and 10:30 in the Sanctuary, but no services in The Venue. No Amp40 or communities on Sunday (childcare for Kindergarten and younger).

Valley Simsbury: Missional Communities plan TBD.

 

Advent Resources and Tips for Parents

How do we keep our focus on Jesus this Christmas? When our children confuse Santa Claus and Jesus, how do we help them see that the story of Jesus’ birth is true and changes the focus of our lives? Let this Christmas be about giving, expectations for miracles, and Christ living in us. Use these Advent activities and resources to worship and discover together what Christmas can be when Jesus is the focus and the light of our home.

TRUTHS FOR CHILDREN

PreK/K

  • Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
  • God loves all people. We show His love to others when we share and give.
  • God can do amazing things that people cannot do. We call those things miracles.
  • God can use us to help Him in His work when we pray and ask Him to lead us.

Elementary

  • We celebrate Christmas - Jesus’ birthday - as the time when He came to earth to set the example for us.
  • God loves when we give cheerfully and He wants us to trust Him to provide what we need. He wants us to use our treasures for His purposes.
  • God has a good plan for our lives. He also wants us to follow His lead as He guides us in life. God wants me to appreciate my uniqueness and use it for His glory as I imitate Jesus and love like He loved.
  • A miracle is a surprise event caused by God that cannot be explained by science or for any other reason. Jesus' birth was a miracle. God still does miracles today.

What is Advent and should we celebrate it in our homes?

i want to bless others as a family during this season.

I want my family to focus more on Jesus this December.

My kids are confusing Jesus and Santa Claus. Help!

I am looking for Christmas music that helps US focus on Jesus this Christmas.

 Many of these books and resources can be checked out from the Valley Children's Library at the Avon Campus.

 

 

 

SPECIAL DATES & NOTES            

Please note that most regular Valley midweek events and activities are OFF the weeks of December 23 and 30.

Advent Series: At Valley Avon and Valley Simsbury, "Longing for Christmas" will be our sermon series for the four weeks of Advent beginning November 30.

Lessons & Carols: "A Thrill of Hope" will be presented at Valley Avon on Sunday, December 15, at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sanctuary tickets are sold out, but you can still experience either service via a live video/audio stream in The Venue, which will also be decorated for the holiday. If you have tickets, you MUST check in at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the service to ensure your seat in the Sanctuary!

Celebrate Recovery will meet as usual on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Valley Avon. Check out CR each Thursday in December!

Offices closed: All church offices will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.